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Robotic prostate cancer surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to an open or laparoscopic prostatectomy. For certain patients, a robot-assisted procedure may be a good option. When making this important treatment decision, men from Miami, Florida, can benefit from the advice of the multispecialty team in the Urologic Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.

How is robotic prostate cancer surgery performed?

The surgical oncologists at Moffitt utilize the state-of-the-art da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotic prostate cancer surgery. While viewing the surgical site, which is highly magnified on a 3DHD monitor in real time, a surgeon remotely maneuvers the system’s robotic arms by making precise hand and foot movements at a control panel. The surgeon remains in complete control of the da Vinci system at all times.

Some potential benefits of robotic prostate cancer surgery performed with the assistance of the da Vinci system include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Less disruption to surrounding tissues
  • Reduced pain
  • Minimal scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery

The critical role of the surgeon

While the da Vinci system allows a surgeon to operate with heightened visibility, dexterity and precision, the most important factor in the success of any type of surgery is the surgeon’s skill. As a high-volume cancer center, Moffitt treats many men for prostate cancer, and our surgeons utilize the innovative da Vinci system to enhance the surgical experience for thousands of patients each year. As a result, our surgical team has acquired extensive experience and highly refined skills. To make it easier for individuals from Miami, FL, to take advantage of our surgical expertise – and all that Moffitt has to offer – we can recommend nearby hotels that offer discounted lodging rates.

Moffitt is committed to putting the world’s best cancer science to work for our patients. With a goal to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life, the experts in our prostate cancer program develop individualized treatment plans and provide second opinions. Request a consultation by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online. We do not require referrals.

Prostate Cancer